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InCharge HEALTHCARE 2019 Matt Troup, FACHE President and Chief Executive Officer Conway Regional Health System 2302 College Avenue Conway, AR 72034 501-329-3831 www.conway regional.org Troup is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Conway Regional Health System. He previously served as CHI St. Vincent’s Vice President, Ancillary and Support Services. He has nearly 20 years of healthcare leadership experience, serving in senior management positions in Little Rock, Tulsa, Dallas and Melbourne, Florida. Troup has a BA in Business Administration from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.  He completed a Master of Science, Healthcare Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and has a Six Sigma Green Belt. 

Richard Turnage, MD Chief Executive Officer/ Vice Chancellor for Clinical Programs University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 4301 W. Markham Little Rock AR 72205 501-686-5660 RHTurnage@uams.edu Turnage began as CEO of UAMS Medical Center and vice chancellor for clinical programs in December 2016. He was previously associate dean for clinical services in the UAMS College of Medicine. Turnage joined UAMS as chairman of the Department of Surgery in 2008. He earned his MD from LSU School of Medicine.

Vincent Turner Assistant Vice President, Continuum of Care St. Bernards Healthcare 225 E Jackson Ave. Jonesboro, AR 72401 870-207-4237 vturner@sbrmc.org Turner is a graduate of Jacksonville State University who went on to earn master’s degrees in healthcare


administration and business administration from the University of Alabama-Birmingham. While working on graduate degrees, he completed an internship and a residency at St. Bernards. A member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, he has oversight of Senior Health Clinic, Home Health, Hospice, Telemedicine and the Palliative Care Program. He also maintains the St. Bernards- partnership/relationships with Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital and Arkansas Continued Care Hospital.

Richard M. Tyler, JD SPHR Chief Human Resources Officer Conway Regional Foundation 2302 College Avenue Conway, AR 72034 501-329-3831 www.conway regional.org As Chief Human Resources Officer, Tyler is responsible for human resources, employee engagement, and education and training functions for Conway Regional Health System which includes Conway Regional Medical Center, primary and specialty clinics located in Faulkner and surrounding counties. Tyler has 36 years of Human Resources experience including over 25 years in Human Resources management in healthcare, banking, and state government and 26 years as an attorney focused on employment law. Tyler has a Bachelor of Arts Political Science from Hendrix College, a Master of Public Administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and a Juris Doctor of Law from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law and is a licensed attorney in the State of Arkansas.  He is a member and past president and board member of the Arkansas Healthcare Human Resources Association, member of American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration, member and past president and board member of the Arkansas Industry Liaison Group, member of the Society for Human Resources Management, and member of the Arkansas Bar.

V Nicole Vaccarella Vice President & General Counsel Baxter Regional Medical Center 624 Hospital Drive Mountain Home, AR 72653 870-508-1006 www.baxter regional.org Vaccarella has served as Vice President and General Counsel for Baxter Regional Medical Center since 2000. Vaccarella oversees legal affairs, corporate compliance, and risk management. She also works closely with the BRMC Board of Directors and medical staff regarding governance issues. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas and her Juris Doctor from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Al Velotta Chief Nursing Officer for Northwest Medical Center – Springdale Northwest Medical Center – Springdale 609 W Maple Avenue Springdale, AR 72764 479-751-5711 www.northwest health.com Velotta is the chief nursing officer for Northwest Medical Center – Springdale. He came to Northwest Health from Byrd Regional Hospital, where he served as chief clinical officer. With more than 15 years of clinical leadership experience, Velotta previously served as client services vice president for Schumacher Clinical Partners in Lafayette, Louisiana; regional vice president—clinical operations for CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria, Louisiana; and vice president & chief nursing officer for Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria, Louisiana. Prior experience includes work as a director of clinical services, executive healthcare consultant and management coordinator. Velotta earned a master’s and bachelor’s degree in nursing from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

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